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Now in Paperback! Paperback – April 15, 2011
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"I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud so often while reading a book." Kathryn Smith, Independent Mail
"Now in Paperback!" is a crisp collection of one-round knockouts, Mullen a zen master of the closing punch-line. "Now in Paperback!" is a surpassingly pleasurable read in any form, and very much recommended.
Sam Benedict, O-Town Scene
About the Author
Jim Mullen lived in New York’s Greenwich Village for twenty years before moving to a farm in the Catskill Mountains. His fictionalized memoir of the experience, "It Takes a Village Idiot: Complicating the Simple Life" was a finalist for the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor. It got rave reviews from the Washington Post, the Nashville Tennessean, the Virginian Pilot, CNN, the Cleveland Pain Dealer and the Baltimore Sun. The Rocky Mountain News named it one of their “Best Books of the Year.” His spoof of a baby shower gift book, "Baby’s First Tattoo" is now in its fifteenth printing. “Most baby books have places where you fill in the blanks for things like ‘Baby’s First Tooth’ and ‘Baby’s First Haircut.’ Mullen's has spaces for things like ‘Baby’s First Ritalin Prescription’ and ‘Baby’s First Lawyer.’ It’s a totally different take on child-rearing.” For thirteen years, Mr. Mullen wrote a column in Entertainment Weekly magazine where he regularly made fun of self-centered celebrities and their enablers. His freelance work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the Village Voice, and many other magazines. Since 2002 he has been writing a weekly newspaper column for United Features Syndicate called "The Village Idiot."
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Since there is even less accounting for sense-of-humor than there is for taste it would be pointless and really just annoying for me to go on and on about how funny the book is, and how there's a laugh on every page and how I had to keep reading funny bits to my spouse. So I won't. Luckily, though, there is a generous "Look Inside" sample that covers the first four essays. I can say that these four essays are generally representative of the rest of the book, and if you like them you'll like the book.
As a bonus, this is a kindleunlimited selection as I type this, so if you're part of that you can check the book out and read it for free, which is nice.
And it really is funny.
(Please note that I found this book a while ago while browsing Amazon Kindle freebies. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
'Now in Paperback' was a quick read for me. I found myself laughing out loud! I even read some of the shorter, funnier sections to my husband. I did not know who Jim Mullen was since any newspaper I have ever subscribed to has never run his column.
This book is a compilation of some of Mr. Mullen's newspaper columns. Very enjoyable, well-written, just plain fun to read. It seems all this author has to do is keep up with the daily news and use his vivid imagination to write his next column. Great job and highly recommended!
3 page short stories that will bring a smile to even the hardest face!